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  • Feds probe Florida prisoner's death in scalding shower

    Feds probe Florida prisoner's death in scalding shower
    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the death in a scalding shower of a Florida prisoner and may conduct a broader civil rights probe into allegations of abuse of mentally ill inmates. Existence of the criminal investigation into the 2012 death...
  • Michigan prison food worker accused of soliciting assault

    A food service worker at a prison in Michigan's Upper Peninsula tried to get a prisoner to orchestrate the assault of another inmate who he said had killed his relative, authorities said Wednesday. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said 27-year-old...
  • Psychologist to head Cook County Jail

     Psychologist to head Cook County Jail
    A 37-year-old clinical psychologist will head the Cook County Jail, the massive West Side complex that county officials have long said effectively serves as the state's largest mental hospital. Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia has been first assistant executive...
  • Illinois prison medical report cites murder convict's case

    A former street gang member sentenced for murder is among the Illinois inmates a new report cites in concluding medical care at state prisons is inadequate. The report was filed late Tuesday in a civil suit against the Illinois Department of Corrections....
  • Aaron Hernandez Served As Lookout For Prison Fight [CNN]

    Aaron Hernandez Served As Lookout For Prison Fight [CNN]
    CNN reports: Convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is in trouble once again, getting mixed up in a prison fight, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the incident said Tuesday. Hernandez allegedly agreed to be the lookout for another inmate who...
  • Use of video visits for inmates grows, along with concerns

    Four-year-old William Cole saw his father's face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen. The facility in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, is among a growing number of jails and prison systems...
  • US Justice Department begins probe of Florida prison inmate's death

    MIAMI The U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division has begun an investigation into the death of Darren Rainey, the 50-year-old inmate who was locked in a shower that had been converted into a scalding torture chamber at Florida's Dade...
  • Air still smells of soot at damaged Nebraska prison

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Tuesday toured a prison for the first time since an inmate revolt caused up to $500,000 damage, with officials showing him a shattered door to a gymnasium, charred remains of a plaster and wood wall, and trash strewn on a...
  • Budget committee approves more spending for prison beds

    The Legislature's budget committee has approved spending an additional $5 million above previous estimates to pay for housing inmates in the state prison system. The committee's action Tuesday was needed because the prison population growth estimates...
  • No ICE in L.A. County jails

    No ICE in L.A. County jails
    The move by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week to withdraw from a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement program should resolve what had become an unwelcome blurring of the roles played by sheriff's deputies at county jails and...
  • Workplace safety agency probing Arizona prison sex assault

    Arizona's workplace safety agency has launched an investigation into the sexual assault of a female corrections officer by an inmate at the state prison in Yuma. The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health is looking into the April 13 attack,...